Friday, December 28, 2007

My Christmas Week

I know that it's been awhile since I updated this blog. I'm trying to make a summary and highlight the things that's been happening for the past week.
I spent Christmas Eve at a friend's house together with my family and friends. Each of us brought some food and drinks for the party and we also exchanged gifts with each other. On Christmas day, my family and me including some close friends were invited for a lunch at Willie's house. We enjoyed the food that Willie prepared for us. After lunch, I stayed with him to help him with the dishes. The day after Christmas, I had myself a new haircut, I guess for a new look for the New Year to come. I also had dinner with Willie that evening afterwhich I went home for a much needed sleep. Something unusual happened to me on Dec 27th. I have this new chatmate from Manila and we've been chatting almost the whole day. He worked on graveyard shift in a call center and I guess we chatted for the duration of his shift. He's a cool guy, and an intelligent one. He's much younger than me and yet he is so mature in his dispositions in life, a rare find in the cyberworld.
So far my week was not really that festive and in low profile but I like it that way as I'm in my long vacation and I would like to take it slow and enjoy it.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Last day of work for this year

Today is my last day of work before the holidays. Its supposed to be my day off because its sunday today but my coworker asked to be off so I'm working for her. Its no worry I'll be off starting tomorrow, the 24th and be back for work not until January 2, 2008 that's next year. I'm really looking forward for the holidays. Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy the holidays.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Friendship Rekindled

I gained back a special friend that I almost lost. I was thankful that both of us calmed down and rethink about the relationship that we had in so short a time. We patched up things and we're both happy to be back in the position where we had left off when the crisis occurred.
I spent the last 4 days with this friend. We shopped together and dined out together just to catch up with what we have missed during the "low profile" period.
This maybe my most meaningful gift of the season because I got my friend back.

Christmas Shopping (More) Update

At last I have done covering my shopping list. The last item I bought it last night for a friend's daughter. I'm finally done with this year's Christmas rush and I waslucky enough that I finished everything on time...not early enough but still have a few days to spare to calm down from the frenzy. Wrapping the gifts were done, too so I can start distributing the gifts to my friends on Dec 24th where I'm off from work.
Now I'm really looking forward in celebrating Christmas day and the coming New Year's day.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Shopping Update

I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping. I got 3 more items to go on my list...whew! I'd probably finish everything by next weekend.
Meantime I'd better start sending Chirstmas cards to all my friends. I tend to be lazy sometimes with this very cold weather. Fortunately enough, its not yet snowing. It is rare to get some snow here in the southwest but its very cold especially if you go out in the evenings. When I went out to do some shopping yesterday, I really need to use my cap and scarf and my coat on top of my already layered clothes that I was wearing.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Music I'm Currently Listening

You tell me if I'm just being too romantic or too emotional, butI don't care. I just love this song "Goodbye My Lover". The artist is the new star in the international music scene, James Blunt. I first heard Mr. Blunt with his first hit "You're Beautiful" and at first I did not like it. But as it gained popularity in the airwaves, I started to listen between the lines, that's when I became a fan. His songs are full of emotions and meaning and just watch his music videos, his songs will give you goosebumps.
I particularly love the song in the video that I posted, specially the live version. Its hauntingly beautiful. I can just go on and on but just watch and listen to the song, you will know what I was talking about. Mind you, this song doesn't reflect anything in my real life or what's currently happening but still I'm crazy about this song.
"...and I still hold your hand in mine, mine when I'm asleep..." wow that hit me!
Here are the lyrics of this song, just in case you're interested and become a fan as well:

Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt

Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?
'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,
Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.
So I took what's mine by eternal right.
Took your soul out into the night.
It may be over but it won't stop there,
I am here for you if you'd only care.
You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.
I've kissed your lips and held your head.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

I am a dreamer but when I wake,
You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.
And as you move on, remember me,
Remember us and all we used to be
I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.
I've watched you sleeping for a while.
I'd be the father of your child.
I'd spend a lifetime with you.
I know your fears and you know mine.
We've had our doubts but now we're fine,
And I love you, I swear that's true.
I cannot live without you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

And I still hold your hand in mine.
In mine when I'm asleep.
And I will bear my soul in time,
When I'm kneeling at your feet.
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.
I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Done With Christmas Decorations

Yesterday, a Monday was quite productive day for me. After spending a couple of hours at the gym in the morning and had lunch with my parents, I continued decorating our home with Christmas trimmings. I finally finished setting up our Christmas tree and then I started setting up our "belen". It was not a conventional "belen" where we had a miniature barn because when we had our Holy Family images (given to us as a gift some 2 years ago), we only had the images of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and a little girl holding a sheep. Basically, I set it up with a lighted angel on the background and I decked the whole length of our bar with a Christmas garland that matches the motif of our Christmas tree. I had our Christmas tree decorated with just red Christmas balls while the other colors were provided by its miniature Christmas lights.
Outside our house my dad also tried to finish setting up lights on our trees and along the side of our house. We still had a pine tree that is a lot smaller than the other two so I was still able to hang some Christmas lights on it. I also set-up our Christmas outdoor sculpture of a snowman. Everything was okay as all the lights were still good. Other houses in our neighborhood also started setting up their own decorations.
The Christmas spirit is in the air indeed.
One more thing to do though, need to finish up my Christmas shopping. I'm still half-way of my list.....whew!!!